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Defense: Mosby shouldn't do photo shoots if she's worried about Freddie Gray case publicity

Attorneys for six police officers charged in connection with arrest and death of Freddie Gray said if prosecutors are worried about media attention about the case, perhaps State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby shouldn't have appeared in Vogue and Cosmopolitan.

The lawyers wrote in response to prosecutors' request for a protective order, which would require both sides to keep the evidence of the case to themselves....

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'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot, police say

Baltimore police commanders acknowledge that they ordered officers not to engage rioters multiple times on the day of Freddie Gray's funeral but said they did so to protect officers and citizens as they prioritized life over property.

In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and six top commanders who directed deployments on April 27 denied that they gave blanket...

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Baltimore officer will not face charges for hitting handcuffed suspect

A longtime Baltimore police officer will not face criminal charges for hitting a handcuffed suspect in a downtown parking garage during a 2012 arrest — an incident partially caught on video by a security camera.

Prosecutors determined that the statute of limitations had expired for the most serious offenses, and they could not prove other potential charges against Officer Michael McSpadden, according...

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Authorities: Boy found in park swing died of cold, thirst

A mother placed her living toddler in a swing at a Maryland park one morning and he remained there until he was found dead of cold and thirst two days later when someone spotted the mother pushing her lifeless child in the swing, authorities said Tuesday.

The 3-year-old boy found in a La Plata park died of dehydration and hypothermia, or low body temperature, said Diane Richardson, spokeswoman for...

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Three suspects charged in Middle River shooting

Baltimore County Police have charged three suspects in connection with a shooting in Middle River that left two men injured on June 27.

According to police, the suspects, all charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges are: Tyree Dawon Barnes, 16 of the 1100 block of North Mount St.; Andre Omar Walker, 19 of the 600 block of Sopwith Dr.; and Tavon Tamar Hill, 21, of the 1600 block...

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Man charged with murdering roommate in Dundalk

A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of his roommate in Dundalk Monday afternoon, county police said Tuesday.

According to police, the suspect, Michael Anthony Huth, 58, had been living with the victim, John Thomas Thorton, 59, for six years on the 2100 block of Cameron Drive. Police said Huth struck Thornton multiple times with a baseball bat. Thornton was declared deceased...

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